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    April 10, 2014 | 1:12 PM

    The Climate Reality Project Announces New President and CEO Ken Berlin

    Washington, DC (April 10, 2014) – Today, The Climate Reality Project announced that Kenneth Berlin is joining the organization as its new President and CEO. Berlin’s candidacy was approved by The Climate Reality Project board of directors by unanimous vote.

    Berlin is well-known and regarded throughout the world as a leading expert on climate change. He comes to Climate Reality after serving as the Executive Vice President and General Counsel to the Coalition for Green Capital.

    “I am deeply impressed by Ken’s wealth of expertise on climate issues and his passionate commitment to the climate fight,” said former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, Chairman of the Climate Reality Project. “As we continue to communicate both the urgency of the climate crisis and the reality of the solutions at hand around the world, Ken’s vision, knowledge and global understanding of climate change will prove invaluable to Climate Reality’s work. We are honored to welcome him on board.”

    “Having worked in environmental law and policy for over thirty-five years, I can say with conviction that the important work being done by Al Gore and The Climate Reality Project is absolutely vital to solving the climate crisis,” said Ken Berlin, President and CEO of The Climate Reality Project. “Now more than ever, we need a large corps of climate change leaders who can speak to and reach out to their communities with a message that develops the support needed to change the culture and politics of climate change, and which convinces our political, social and business leaders to do the right thing and embrace the solutions at our fingertips. I’m proud to be joining the Climate Reality Project at this key moment, and I look forward to working with the organization’s talented team to continue their work in shifting this momentum and catalyzing change.”

     

    About Ken Berlin

    Ken Berlin is the President and CEO of the Climate Reality Project. Ken has devoted his career to leadership on environment, energy and climate change issues. A trusted advisor to businesses, non-profits and federal and state governments, Ken has been recognized as one of the top climate change attorneys in the world and has extensive expertise on international environmental issues ranging from clean energy to biodiversity.

    Most recently, Ken chaired the Skadden Arps Environmental and Climate Change practices and served as the Executive Vice-President and General Counsel for the Coalition for Green Capital. He was also a leader in establishing the Climate Speakers Network. In 2012, Ken served as Chair of the Obama Energy and Environment Team.

    Ken has served on the boards of several organizations including the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), the American Bird Conservancy, the Alliance for Zero Extinction, the Rare Center for Tropical Conservation, the Earth Day Network, and Defenders of Wildlife.

    Ken lives in Bethesda, Maryland with his family.

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